On September 11, I opened up a fortune cookie to find 2 paper fortunes. (see Sept 11 post). One of them said I would receive a small package. I didn't think much about it because I had not purchased anything. To my surprise last week I found a small envelope on the porch. Check out what was inside. . .
This vest was made by Virginia Avery! It turns out that Virginia is a good friend of my friend Maria. In a brief conversation about art quilting, Maria was excited when I told her that not only do I know who Virginia is, but I have her books.Here is a bit about Virginia:
'In her forty-plus years in the wearable art and quilt world Virginia Avery has amassed a considerable body of celebrated work, as well as a reputation as a teacher for inspiring and motivating her students in a self-affirming, creative learning environment, richly deserving being named one of the 1000 most influential women of the 1990s by Mirabella magazine; selected as the 3rd recipient of the 1996 Silver Star Award for Lifetime Achievement by the International Quilt Festival; and now for her selection as the 36th Honoree into The Quilters Hall of Fame.'
Thank you Maria! Thank you fortune cookie!